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Definition of Slippery

Slippery

  1. Having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; allowing or causing anything to slip or move smoothly, rapidly, and easily upon the surface; smooth; glib; as, oily substances render things slippery.
  2. Not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise.
  3. Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away.
  4. Liable to slip; not standing firm.
  5. Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant; fickle.
  6. Uncertain in effect.
  7. Wanton; unchaste; loose in morals.

Slippery Quotations

For me, for the type of addict I am, when I start getting those swirly thoughts and stuff, and they talk about slippery places, slippery people and slippery things, you know, I need to - I needed to take my cell phone and eliminate all the phone numbers, change the phone numbers so no one I knew before could call me or reach me.
Daniel Baldwin

Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away.
Earl Nightingale

Of all the arguments against voluntary euthanasia, the most influential is the 'slippery slope': once we allow doctors to kill patients, we will not be able to limit the killing to those who want to die.
Peter Singer

Grief and memory go together. After someone dies, that's what you're left with. And the memories are so slippery yet so rich.
Mike Mills

What a word is truth. Slippery, tricky, unreliable. I tried in these books to tell the truth.
Lillian Hellman
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Slippery Translations

slippery in Dutch is glad, ongrijpbaar, glibberig
slippery in Italian is lubrico
slippery in Latin is lubricus
slippery in Spanish is escurridizo
slippery in Swedish is glatt, slipprig, hal
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